By Chloe McKenna
Ambitious Newtonian Alex Riley has received a Trainee of the Year award thanks to his hard work at Robinsons estate agents.
The 18-year-old former Woodham Academy student has worked in the Darlington branch since August 2011 as an apprentice.
All apprentices from across the North-East were automatically in with a chance of winning the award.
But Darlington branch manager Simon Wright nominated Alex believing that his hard work would pay off.
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